New Jersey Announces New High School Graduation ExamNew Jersey education officials say the state will start using a new test as a high school graduation requirement for the class of 2016.
Students Look Forward To Revamped SAT With More Focus On 'Real-World' ProblemsReal-world problems, more “focused” topics, and the elimination of “obscure vocabulary” are among the features of the revamped SAT for college admissions, which will be rolled out in 2016.
More Minorities Pass New FDNY Entrance ExamMore than 40 percent of the applicants who passed the latest New York fire department exam are minorities.
Standardized Test Question Asks N.J. Third Graders To Reveal A SecretThe state Education Department says the question was reviewed and approved by both the department and a panel of teachers. The question is being tried out and will not count in the students' scores.
Elementary, Middle School Students To Face Fewer Trick Questions On Standardized NY ExamsStarting next spring, redesigned tests designed by a new company will be offered to students in the third to eighth grades.
FDNY Outreach Leads To More Recruiting Among MinoritiesCommissioner Salvatore Cassano says nearly 17,000 people applied to take the test and 15 percent were black -- compared with only 8 percent for the last test, in 2007. The overall number of minority applicants stayed steady at 40 percent.
City Councilman Wants NYC Firefighter Age Limit RaisedThe 2007 recruitment exam for the New York City Fire Department is considered to be discriminatory according to the ruling of a federal judge.
Judge Bars NYC From Hiring New FirefightersJudge Nicholas Garaufis said his permanent injunction would be lifted if the city agreed to court-proposed hiring methods.
NYC Won't Hire New FirefightersNew York City won't hire any rookie firefighters until a new entry exam is created to replace one that a judge has declared discriminatory.